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Apparently you are still off-line, but I like to see if I can help you with your question about why your eyes burn. As we all come and go off-line, don't worry if you want to leave a question posted to me. I will get back to you. Take your time. Now that we are locked into conversation, I'll be here to answer your questions until you satisfied. Take your time.
Yes you did give quite a lot of good information. There were just a couple of aspects of your posting that I wanted to get some clarification on before trying to answer your question.
But since your off-line, I'll go ahead and respond to a couple of the comments you made. It would be very unlikely that Antivert for your vertigo is causing your eyes to burn.
Whenever we experience the feeling of burning, what we're really feeling is the change in the acid/base consistency of the tear film. You probably know that our body fluids have a normal pH. When the pH of the tear film becomes off-balance we get the sensation of burning. This is followed by the normal, physiologic response of our eyes trying to reestablish the normal pH and tear film consistency. This occurs regardless of whether we have dry eye syndrome are not. So perhaps you can see why crying, which is really excess flow of that part of the tears which comes from the lacrimal glands, can change this delicate balance of the tears and lead to burning.
There are a few things that we can do to reestablish a normal tear film consistency. The first line treatment is the use of over-the-counter artificial tears, an example of which is named systane. These sorts of eyedrops can be used three or four times a day with complete safety. They help reestablish the normal tear film.
I was looking at your posting to see if you had actually asked a direct question, and didn't see anything other than the question of Antivert. So I want to be sure that I have answered your questions to your satisfaction.
When you come back online, please don't hesitate to send me a follow-up question. Thanks for allowing me to help you with this problem. Dr. Tom
We can continue whenever you come back online, but at this point I am going to switch us over to the Q and A format. This will allow us to continue our chat until you're satisfied. Our chat is not complete until you're completely satisfied.